Clever mind behind Toledo Police social media live tweets ride-a-long

The glimpse at a shift-in-the-life of a Toledo Police officer will unfold live on Twitter.

Looking for a night of excitement and intrigue? Look no further than the Toledo Police Twitter feed.

Toledo Police Sgt. Kevin Braun, the man, myth and legend behind the department's clever social media posts, hosts an inaugural, live police ride-along Friday.

The glimpse at a shift-in-the-life of a Toledo Police officer will unfold live on Twitter. Users can follow the action via the department's handle @Toledo_Police or by following the hashtag #TPDlive.

Here's a sampling from the early hours of the ride-along:

"@Toledo_Police: A dispute over mattresses. It's a civil matter. Time to call Judge Judy. #TPDLive"

"@Toledo_Police: Here we go! Weapons call on the East Side!! On our way. #TPDLive"

Tweet! Tweet! That's the sound of the police.

No KRS-One performances on the streets of Toledo today, but rather an inaugural live, Internet-based look at a shift-in-the-life of veteran Toledo police Officer Paul Toth.

Police Sgt. Kevin Braun, who manages the department's social media accounts, will be Officer Toth's sidekick during the afternoon shift, 2:30 to 10:30 p.m., tweeting the good, the bad, the barking dog complaints, break-ins, shots fired, and anything else that the unit might be dispatched to.

â??I'm really hoping that it gives people an opportunity to see what an officer does on a daily basis,â?? said Sergeant Braun, who will use his iPhone to send tweets from the department's official account, @Toledo_Police, and use #TPDLive to curate a searchable list of all tweets from the day.

What happens during the tweet-a-long today is up to the criminals and people of Toledo who call 911 for police service.

Officer Toth, who usually works as a one-man unit, primarily in North Toledo, downtown, and Point Place, will likely be an out-of-service crew and able to respond to calls all over the city, although an official game plan had not been set Thursday night.


The event runs from 2:30 - 10:30 p.m. Friday.